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Hazard surveillance for the primary prevention of occupational asthma [online] : a national demonstration project

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39 p.
Adelaide, S. Aust.: University of Adelaide, School of Population Health
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This project sought to:
1. Examine compensable occupational asthma cases in South Australia over a three-year period, and identify associated work processes and substances.
2. Compare these processes and substances with corresponding information in the SABRE (Australia) and THOR/SWORD (UK) disease surveillance schemes.
3. Review hazard control and exposure assessment for occupational asthma-related processes and substances
4. Develop a sampling frame for workplaces where asthma cases have occurred or are likely to occur.
5. Conduct workplace inspections, and generate exposure and control data for hazard surveillance, using a stratified sampling approach in South Australia, but relevant on a national basis.
6. Compile best practice guidance material, and make it available to relevant workplaces and industry associations.

The work was conducted in three phases:
- Statistical review
- Workplace observations and information provision to participating companies
- Needs analysis and development of national advice.

Commissioned Research Report for SafeWork SA.
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